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year in review

Editor's pick: Favorite Austonia stories of 2021

This year wasn't the fresh start most Americans hoped for after 2020. But in some of what felt like the worst of times (cough, February winter storm), Austinites never ceased to bring us some of the most interesting, engaging and touching stories that we at Austonia are so lucky to tell.

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Traffic fatalities 2021: Officials say fewer cars don't reduce roadway danger as deaths top last year record

There is a fatal car wreck in Austin every five days, on average. (Pexels)

Despite reduced car trips and work from home as a result of the pandemic, traffic deaths are continuing to rise beyond the five-year record hit in 2020.

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Tesla’s 2021: How Elon Musk expanded the EV company in Austin

Tesla moved its HQ to Austin in a year that saw new records for the EV maker. (Tesla)

California may have been the site of innovation during Tesla's early years, but in 2021, both CEO Elon Musk and the company dug their Austin roots deeper.

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